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Associate Creative Director- Brand Visual

Country : USA USA

State : California

County : San Francisco County

Town : San Francisco

Category : Design

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

We believe that being fit and active makes life richer and bigger than it could possibly be otherwise. And we’re always looking for people who share our passion for leading an active lifestyle, growing personally as well as professionally, and creating game-changing products and experiences.

Collaboration is a real thing here — because we know that individually we’re strong, but together we’re unstoppable. Athleta is a certified B Corporation, which means that we put people and planet right up there with profit, and we’re committed to using business as a force for good.

Job description

The Associate Creative Director is primarily responsible for the strategic execution of omnichannel brand visual creative across marketing programs and channels. This position will support the omnichannel brand visual strategy for seasonal campaigns and new programs, oversee/execute art direction and design of visual creative, inspire/mentor/coach designers and art directors, concept for seasonal campaigns and new marketing programs and work collaboratively across cross-functional teams in creating wholistic brand experiences. The ACD will lead art directors and digital/print designers and will report into Creative Director, Brand Visual in leading and creating omnichannel brand visuals for marketing programs and seasonal campaigns. What you'll do
- Develop and facilitate, in partnership with Creative Director, strategic omnichannel brand marketing campaign concepts that meet business objectives
- Influence positioning and visual creative strategies for seasonal campaigns and marketing programs
- Accomplish multiple creative projects simultaneously across all vehicles (digital, retail, print), through the management and motivation of direct reports and collaboration with cross-functional partners
- Effectively manage creative workflow, while monitoring team bandwidth, inspiring teamwork and ensuring resources are allocated according to project needs
- Oversee and execute the creative process across the team, collaborating to build concept boards, photo briefs and design assets across multiple channels
- Lead art direction and photoshoots, ensuring Brand visual strategy is compelling and consistent
- Present creative in various settings, partnering with key business partners to garner feedback and cultivate consensus
- Collaborate with strategic agency partners to execute omnichannel campaign concepts against the Brand visual strategy


- 8+ years of design, art direction and/or creative direction experience, including people management
- BA or BFA preferred in Graphic Design or Communication Design
- Proficient knowledge of Adobe CS, InVision, MS, MIRO
- Experience concepting, designing and art directing campaigns across marketing channels (including retail and digital)
- Passion for wellbeing/fashion/lifestyle retail and understanding of current industry related trends
- Goal oriented, with demonstrated success in managing through ambiguity and change in a fast-paced, complex environment
- Strong critical-thinking, problem-solving and strategic-thinking skills
- Well versed in short-term and long-range planning and execution of a portfolio of projects
- Experience in recruiting, hiring, managing, developing and motivating teams of talented and diverse professionals
- Established skillset in relationship-building, presentation and communication (written and verbal); Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work with a variety of people in various disciplinesNotice to applicants in San Francisco: Gap Inc. and its related brands will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. The Fair Chance Ordinance is provided here: English Spanish Chinese Tagalog
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